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January 2018 Archives

The dangers of working on or near scaffolding

If you are among the many California employees who work in construction or another industry that relies on scaffolding, it is critical that you understand the inherently risky nature of this type of equipment, and protect yourself accordingly. At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, we recognize that catastrophic injuries can arise from scaffolding accidents, and we have helped many clients who suffered injury on the job because of scaffolding seek recourse.

What happens when a workplace injury causes partial disability?

California's Department of Industrial Relations offers advice for employees left with a permanent partial disability after an on-the-job injury. Ideally, employers would provide an alternative or modified role in the organization, a position that pays at least 85 percent of the wages you were earning before the incident. Sometimes such a role is impossible to design, so what are your options when that happens?

What occupational hazards do nurses face?

If you live in California and currently make your living as a nurse, it is important to recognize the unique on-the-job hazards you face so that you can learn how to minimize them as much as possible. Nurses nationwide experience a broad range of pains and work-related hazards, which can inhibit their ability to perform job-related duties while hindering their overall quality of life.

Compensation denied for California deputies injured in Vegas

FindLaw answers questions for California residents about workers' compensation coverage for employees injured on the job. The first question FindLaw lists is "How do I know whether I am covered...?" The answer, it turns out, is not always a simple one.

Has a work injury robbed you of your ability to work?

A workplace injury can cause struggle and frustration all around. Your employer must fill your position while you recover, and this can be costly. Your family may have to adapt to your injury and the changes it brings to the household. Your spouse may be carrying a heavier burden by caring for you and increasing hours at work to make up for lost income.

Protecting your head and eyes on the job

The workplace injuries that costs employers the most money are those involving the head and nervous system. However, as much as such an injury may cost your employer, it is likely you are the one who pays the higher price. An injury to your head, including your eyes, can change your life forever by robbing you of independence and other blessings too precious for a price tag.

Compensation for psychiatric injuries

Workers compensation is generally known for covering physical injuries in the California workplace. However, some people may not be aware that California law also provides for workers to sue for damages related to psychiatric injuries as well. While workers may not suffer explicit physical harm, traumatic events on the job may cause stress related problems that can be compensated for.

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